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Will Andrew Morton be overworked?

Linus Torvalds is concerned that the way the Linux production kernel is maintained could cause its cheif maintainer to burn out – has the story.
Read about working too much on the Linux kernel here.

At present, all patches are first merged with a code branch maintained by Morton, called the -mm tree, before they reach the main code branch. This means that Morton is responsible for initially testing and stabilising all patches, which Torvalds was concerned could be too heavy a workload.

“One issue is that I actually worry that Andrew will at some point be where I was a couple of years ago — overworked and stressed out by just tons and tons of patches,” said Torvalds. “If Andrew burns out, we'll all suffer hugely.”

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